The secret to Japan's rich heritage lies in imbuing routine tasks with nuanced ritualism, from ornate calligraphy, to traditional tea ceremony, to appreciating the music of Steve Lukather. Slapping that ritualism on your wrist: Tokyoflash
Confidently proclaiming themselves the only place to buy a "super cool watch", TF hawks ltd and store-exclusive time pieces that eschew standard dials in favor of eye-catching displays as exotically confounding as vending machines dispensing used panty capsules are...erotic? The just-released Fire features a grated stainless steel sheet with underlying LEDs denoting the time (12 yellow marking hours, 5 red for 10 minute increments, and 9 green for minutes), while the Pusher rocks four vertical rows of highlightable numerals (1-9), plus quirky symbols connoting whether lit numbers display the date, year, or time (since "drinking is usually done at night" a martini icon tells you if it's PM -- thus explaining Japan's alarming productivity). Optical trickery comes courtesy of the Negative, which features a liquid crystal display in seven selectable colors, and uses unlit pixels to rep time in negative space, drawing your attention to nonsensical forms like squares and backwards L's, because, yeah, it's ALWAYS Tetris time
TF does venture into dial territory, with custom-engraved steel wristbands propping polished silver cases that feature faces inspired by radio tuning dials, speedometers, combination locks, and "the wide open spaces of a pristine landscape", a.k.a., how Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengetiiiiiiiii.